01/08/2009 - George W. Bush, as president, has protected more ocean waters than anyone in history.
Were that his sole entry in the environmental record, he would be hailed as one of the all-time best friends of the Earth. But his exemplary acts to protect the world's waters were never duplicated to clear the air.
"It has taken 137 years, since the creation of America's first national park in Yellowstone in 1872, to recognize that unique areas of the world's oceans deserve the same kind of protection as we have afforded similar places on land," Joshua S. Reichert of the Pew Environment Group told the Washington Post.
Read the full article Editorial: Protecting Oceans on The Philadelphia Inquirer's Web site.